He Could Eat It All
the glitter, glamor, and gluttony of Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917)
In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, we look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady. Read More...
Categories: Biography, Eccentrics & Prophecies, Series 6
Marching to Shibboleth
a sordid story of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism, and figs
Forty miles north of Chicago lies Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism... and figs? Read More...
Categories: Eccentrics & Prophecies, People & Places, Series 6
The Spirit of Capitalism Made Flesh
if you like 'em big, well, they don't get any bigger than this
A fun night out at the theater featuring ethnic jokes, slapstick violence, a sappy moral, three tons of feminine pulchritude, and a dead cat. Read More...
Categories: Bonus Episodes, Entertainment & Media, Wild Card
“I’m the Naughty Boy.”
you love science — but probably not nearly as much as Bayard Peakes did
On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason. Read More...
Categories: Science & Nature, Series 5
We Live Inside
greetings from the inside of the Hollow Earth
Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed may have been a madman, or the Messiah, but only he was bold enough to tell the truth: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth. Read More...
Categories: Biography, Eccentrics & Prophecies, History, Series 4
Pleadings from Asbury Park
a fake marriage, a dead baby, and 21 absinthe frappes
The amazing story of Laura Biggar, the Anna Nicole Smith of 1901, and her crazy plot to steal an inheritance that may or may not have been rightfully hers. Read More...
Categories: Biography, History, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 4